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Ramey Smyth

Bib Number: 8
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Ramey Smyth, 46, was born and raised in Alaska. He is the son of Iditarod mushers Bud Smyth, who raced in the first Iditarod and the late Lolly Medley who raced in the second Iditarod. Ramey has lived all over the state but says he moved to Willow to put down roots and build a home for his family. Ramey has raced the Iditarod 27 times placing in the top 10 eleven times. He won the Kuskokwim 300 in 1995 and has raced in, and won, many other events throughout the state. He began mushing “as soon as I could walk” and won the Jr. Iditarod twice before his first Iditarod in 1994. He is a full time log home builder and owns and operates Smyth Logwork and Construction in Willow. He says, “I am entering the Iditarod because I love working with sled dogs. Mushing is a great way to connect to my historical Alaska roots and to challenge myself. My family loves sled dogs and this gives us an opportunity to work together on a common goal. Ramey operates Smyth Racing Team-Homestretch Kennel, which is 70 dogs strong, with his wife Becca Moore and their children, daughter Ava 13 years old, son Banyan 9 years and Coral,3. Ramey says his hobbies are “family, hunting and reading.

SPONSORS:
Alaska Communications
Jim and Kathy Slouber
Douglass Burger
Raven Electric
Roy and Cheryl Hull
Erik Burger
Matt Keena
Julie Laker and Family


2022 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/06 14:12:00 14
Yentna 3/06 18:23:00 14 3/06 18:57:00 14 0h 34m 4h 11m 10.04 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:18:00 14 3/07 02:50:00 14 4h 32m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Finger Lake 3/07 08:22:00 14 3/07 08:26:00 14 0h 4m 5h 32m 7.23 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:24:00 14 3/07 17:28:00 14 0h 4m 8h 58m 3.35 30
Rohn 3/07 21:57:00 14 3/08 02:23:00 14 4h 26m 4h 29m 7.81 35
Nikolai 3/08 17:51:00 14 3/08 18:05:00 13 0h 14m 15h 28m 4.85 75
McGrath 3/09 01:13:00 13 3/10 02:39:00 13 25h 26m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ 48
Ophir 3/10 09:04:00 13 3/10 11:30:00 12 2h 26m 6h 25m 6.39 ✔ 41
Cripple 3/11 02:42:00 12 3/11 08:27:00 12 5h 45m 15h 12m 4.80 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 19:25:00 12 3/12 04:34:00 11 9h 9m 10h 58m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 10:21:00 11 3/12 11:17:00 11 0h 56m 5h 47m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 17:34:00 11 3/12 22:32:00 11 4h 58m 6h 17m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 04:10:00 11 3/13 07:42:00 11 3h 32m 4h 38m 10.14 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 22:22:00 11 3/14 03:55:00 11 5h 33m 14h 40m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 10:12:00 11 3/14 13:24:00 11 3h 12m 6h 17m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 20:18:00 11 3/15 02:41:00 11 6h 23m 6h 54m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 08:50:00 11 3/15 08:56:00 11 0h 6m 6h 9m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 15:55:00 11 3/15 23:58:00 8 8h 3m 6h 59m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 06:16:00 8 3/16 06:18:00 8 0h 2m 6h 18m 8.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 08:50:37 8 2h 32m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 22